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Japan’s Kimon Superstition

The Northeast’s “Demonic Gate”

Donny Kimball
6 min readSep 14, 2019

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An onigawa tile sits at the end of roof beam of a temple where the kimon is.

As I sit down to write this, I’m many kilometers up in the sky aboard a FinnAir flight bound for Helsinki. For the next few days, I’ll dutifully be escorting a group of Japanese journalists around the Finnish capital. While I much rather be digging up hidden gems back in Japan, I need to fund my…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/